When Entertainment Weekly visited with Adele last spring, the singer said that she couldn’t wait to get back into the studio and record the follow-up to her hugely successful 21.
“I need to write my record,” explained the British chanteuse. “[My heart] is already broke. That’s why I need to write the record.” But Adele seems to have changed her tune about recording new tunes.
In a new email interview with Billboard, the 23 year old, who is currently recovering from throat surgery, makes clear that she is now in no hurry to return to the studio: “I imagine I’ll be 25 or 26 by the time my next record comes out, as I haven’t even thought about my third record yet. I’m just gonna lay some concrete, set up home and just ‘be’ for a bit. I’ll disappear and come back with a record when it’s good enough. There will be no new music until it’s good enough and until I’m ready.”
In the interview, Adele also pays tribute to the late Amy Winehouse, saying “I loved her for the same reasons everyone else did — firstly, she was a remarkable singer but she was a believable and relatable artist, feisty but timid and fun but tragic — normal! She created herself. That’s what inspired me.”
Finally, the singer says that the surgery on her throat “couldn’t have gone better” and that by February she should be “singing properly.”